Luxury cruise line Seabourn promoted seasoned expedition leader Robin West to Vice President, Expedition Operations and Planning. In his new position, West will lead the Seabourn’s expedition operations and continue to manage the Ventures by Seabourn program. West started at Seabourn during its first season from November 2013 to February 2014. During this time, he sailed aboard Seabourn Quest as expedition leader, traveling around Antarctica and Patagonia. In 2017, he was promoted to Director of Expedition Operations.
In his new position as vice president, West will lead Seabourn’s planning and management of expedition operations to remote locations around the globe. He will continue overseeing Ventures by Seabourn, a program of optional expedition trips the company offers at an extra price.
Seabourn travels to destinations around the world, including major cities, remote ports and over 170 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The luxury cruise company is a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines.
West was born in South Africa and graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth. After college, he founded two companies specializing in scuba diving and outdoor adventure in South Africa. In 2002, he left Africa and became involved in expedition travel operations. During this time, he sailed around the world, traveling to the Arctic, the Antarctic, East and West Africa, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, southeast Asia, Central and South America, Australia and the Mediterranean.